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Nowadays there is lot of focus on health. With science advancing, there are lot of comforts in our daily style of living. But the stress level seems to be increasing day by day. This may be due to the hectic life style along with imbalanced diet.

The main thing to be taken care of is to have a very healthy and balanced diet. In the present generation, food is processed in such a way so as to suit the mechanical lifestyle. In such cases, it becomes necessary to have some source of intake of vitamin supplements. There are many breakfast items which have good vitamin supplements.

There are lot of things to consider when having a complete diet - that is it should be healthy and balanced diet. Our body requires a balanced and healthy diet in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins. So everything depends on the amount and variety of foods one has. This will determine whether it will be beneficial or harmful. If one eats too much, they tend to gain weight and if eaten little, tend to lose weight. Eating the right food and an healthy one is quite important.

One can have different types of healthy food, either for breakfast or lunch or dinner. Having a different variety of items either for breakfast or lunch or dinner will in fact tend to give more vitamin supplements.

Breakfast, as one can say, is the first item of the day. This is usually eaten in the morning. It differs from one country to another. In Eritrea and Ethiopia, the breakfast contains of injera (flatbread made from teff) with condiments. Chinese breakfasts vary greatly between different regions. In countries like India, it differs from one region to another. In parts like East India (Orissa, West Bengal) breakfast items include Idaly, Puri, Upama etc. When one goes to South India, breakfast items include idlis, vadas, dosas, pongal etc. In North India, breakfast consists of paratha breads with fresh butter, vegetables etc. In Western Parts of India like Maharashtra, Gujarat, breakfast items include dhokla, sheera etc. Tea is also taken along with the breakfast item. Breakfasts in other countries also differ, may be according to the climatic conditions prevailing over there. People in United States usually prefer sweet or mild flavoured foods, mostly hot.

One can definitely try Indian Healthy Recipes like Dosas for breakfast. Dosas are one of the Healthy Indian Foods. In India, mainly in the Southern Side, people like to have dosas for breakfast or dinner. There are many people who like to have a light dish during night.

Dosa contains rice and white lentil, which are the main constituents for preparation. The preparation of dosa involves little labour like wetting, grinding, fermenting. Dosa can be made easily, say in minutes, if one has an instant ready made mix. The Dosa ready made mix can be stored for months without any problem. It is very rich in carbohydrates and proteins.

Especially for Children, having a breakfast would be like energy boosting. There are reports which have suggested that children having breakfast foods do perform well. For mothers who are quite busy and hardly have the time in morning to pack their children to school, the Instant Dosa Mix would be the ideal solution. This is because it hardly takes 2 minutes to prepare.

Dosas are generally taken with a side dish according to ones choice. It may be Chutney, Sambar, pickles, molgai podi or may be non-vegetarian item.

There are different varieties of Dosas like Masala Dosa, Rava Dosa, Egg Dosa, Onion Dosa, Butter Dosa.

Apart from dosas, one can also try different types of Salads, Fruits etc. Salads are very healthy and mostly they are low in calories. Fruits have lot of vitamins. It is better to have fruits after lunch or dinner.

A good, complete and healthy diet will definitely improve ones health.

Venkatesh Iyer has been doing research on health and nutrition. Iyers has articles on nutrition in his blog Nutrition For free videos on cooking Indian healthy recipes, visit: Indian Healthy Recipes


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